“REFOREST OUR PLANET, RETIMBER OUR CITIES” Professor Schellnhuber delivers strong message in support of a key role for wood in President Ursula von der Leyen’s New European Bauhaus

Professor Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber of the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany today delivered a powerful climate change message backing the use of more wood in the built environment. Speaking to his theme – “Reforest the planet, retimber the cities” – Prof Schellnhuber stated: “We need to create an alternative carbon sink and wood construction … Read more

Nile Wood places follow-up order with DIEFFENBACHER Egyptian MDF newcomer extends complete plant order to include a wood-chip cleaning line

Nile Wood, the wood-based panels company founded by Egypt Kuwait Holding (EKH), has ordered from DIEFFENBACHER a wood chip-cleaning line to complement the MDF plant it ordered in September for its greenfield site in Sadat City, Egypt.   “DIEFFENBACHER’s competence in complete plants, together with its expertise and experience in wood-cleaning technology, convinced us they … Read more

Mr Martin Brettenhaler and Mr. Tobias Schindler elected to the EPF Managing Board. Mr. Brettenhaler is the Chairman Designate.

At its General Assembly held on 24 March 2021 by videoconference, the European Wood-Based Panels Federation (EPF) unanimously elected Mr Martin Brettenthaler, CEO of SWISS KRONO Group and Mr Tobias Schindler, CSO of Steico SE, to its Managing Board with immediate effect.  Mr Martin Brettenthaler was also named as Chairman designate of EPF, subject to … Read more

Plant conversion starts with online demonstration Pfleiderer and DIEFFENBACHER prepare EVOsteam retrofit via online video call

In the second half of 2020, Pfleiderer ordered an EVOsteam from DIEFFENBACHER for its MDF plant in Baruth, Germany. Installed directly at the press infeed, the EVOsteam preheats the mat by injecting steam. This reduces the time needed to heat the mat inside the press, accelerating production. Before the start of the EVOsteam retrofit in … Read more

Modernizations for greater efficiency DIEFFENBACHER customers make their plants fit for the future

Plant modernizations are becoming more important for wood-based panel producers worldwide. Eppingen-based machine and plant manufacturer DIEFFENBACHER is collaborating with customers on innovative modernization solutions that can help customers keep their plants competitive far into the future. One recent example is the retrofitting of a steam preheater at Pfleiderer’s MDF plant in Baruth, Brandenburg, Germany. … Read more

The European Woodworking Industries are ready to match the EU increased ambition towards the 2030 Climate targets

Today the European Commission announced the plan to start an upward revision of the 2030 EU climate targets in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. According to the communication, all sectors of the EU economy will have to step up their efforts to reduce greenhouse gases emissions by 55% by the end of the … Read more

Milestone for Klaipedos Mediena (VMG): Grand opening of benchmark plant in Lithuania

Krefeld, September 18th, 2020 – the grand opening of one of the most modern particle board plants in Europe, which Klaipedos Mediena (VMG) operates in Akmene, Northern Lithuania, was scheduled for September 4. After the first board was produced on July 31, the ceremony marks a milestone in what is now the third greenfield particle … Read more

NOW READY — AWA FIBERBOARD MARKET STUDY 2020: Follows successful virtual conference

With over 200 registrations, the first AWAVirtual™ International Fiberboard Industry Conference and Exhibition was a success.   With speakers and visitors from all over the world, the virtual setup was a practical alternative to the physical conference originally scheduled, but which had to be pivoted to an AWAVirtual event due to COVID-19. In-depth data now available … Read more

Siempelkamp makes itself fit for the future

Krefeld, August 24, 2020 – G. Siempelkamp GmbH & Co. KG has announced a restructuring program which will help to sustainably strengthen the company’s competitiveness in a difficult global market environment. Due to the current pandemic and its effects on the world economy, the entrepreneurial challenges for the globally active group have increased once again. … Read more

Kastamonu Entegre A.S. and Siempelkamp: Assembly start and modernisation – pointing the way to the future


Krefeld, August 17, 2020 – New milestones in the long-standing and trusting business relationship between Kastamonu Entegre and Siempelkamp: Assembly work on the new forming and press line with the 7′-x-37.1-metre ninth-generation ContiRoll® for the production of particleboard in Samsun started at the end of July. This leading – the No. 1 in Turkey, No. … Read more